On Saturday, Daði og Gagnamagnið had been due to present his Eurovision 2021 entry “10 Years”. But the surprise was spoiled when a leaked version of the song started appearing on social media yesterday. Now Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has spoken out about the leak, describing it as being “clearly theft”.

RÚV’s head of television Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson described the situation as upsetting but said that the Iceland team were still sticking with their release plans.

He also said that the broadcaster had contacted the Eurovision organisers wanting answers to how the leak happened. Guðmundsson explained, “What happened is that we submitted the song on Tuesday, when we were required to submit it to the Eurovision contest. And less than a day later it had been leaked, or it has leaked on the internet.”

While some Eurovision songs have been available prior to their scheduled debut due to releases on legitimate streaming platforms, in Iceland’s case the song appears to have been deliberately leaked.

“Something we can feel positive about”

Guðmundsson is also focusing on the positive side of the leak. He said, “It shows how great the anticipation is when it comes to how much people want to hear this song. That is something we can feel positive about, that there is a lot of excitement to hear the entry from Daði & Gagnamagnið this year.”

And the leak isn’t getting the Icelandic team down. Guðmundsson was philosophical about the situation, saying, “It’s impossible to trace it and all we can do is stick to our course and stay dignified. Daði is relaxed and we are relaxed and are holding course.”

RÚV’s current focus remains the official premiere of Daði & Gagnamagnið’s song “10 Years”. It will be presented on the music show Straumar, this Saturday 13 March from 20:45 CET.

RÚV also gave a preview of the group’s outfits for 2021. While still featuring the iconic pixel art portraits of the band members, the group are now wearing futuristic jumpsuits, ready for action.

In the post, the broadcaster wrote, “The new song will be premiered in the show Straumar on Saturday night. Make sure you put earplugs in your ears until then.”

Daði Freyr covers ‘Kim Possible’ theme song

Ahead of the launch of “10 Years”, Daði also took the time to get in a little promo on BBC Radio 1 — and it was for a good cause. Daði make an appearance in LOL-a-thon — the station’s 24-hour fundraiser in aid of the UK charity Comic Relief.

As part of the Unexpected Song Challenge, Daði performed a cover of Christina Milian’s “Call Me, Beep Me!”, the theme song of the hit 2000s cartoon series Kim Possible.

He took things a cappella, using layers of Daði vocals, including beatboxing, to deliver a slick cover of the cartoon theme song.

What do you think? Do song leaks spoil the fun? What other songs would you like to hear Daði cover? Tell us your thoughts below!

Read more Iceland Eurovision news here

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Coco
Coco
2 months ago

How can you accuse theft on March 12? Just release it already, you will be last in semifinal anyway.

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
2 months ago

they look cringe in those costumes gotta say, song is also ridiculous, for me the roop comes out on top again out of those two up tempo pop songs

12345
12345
2 months ago

I have heard the song, it was somewhat ridicilous.

knorkator
knorkator
2 months ago
Reply to  12345

Any links?

knorkator
knorkator
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeremiah

Thx. What is this weird voiceover? Audio watermark?

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
2 months ago
Reply to  knorkator

Yep a watermark

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
2 months ago
Reply to  12345

It’s not as good as last year. Prepare for a big drop in the odds.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago

I’ll wait until tomorrow when 10 years is officially so I can make my proper opinion on the song. I’m not going to seek out the leak.

Pete
Pete
2 months ago

I think it is a great track and they are a breath of fresh air. It is lo-fi electronic pop. Makes a change from the overproduced, overblown and overwrought offerings this year, which have been pooled from a team of 16 writers, usually Swedish, who pass their tracks around in the hope some country takes it, as easy as car keys get mixed around at a naughty party.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

They’ve tried to recreate Think About Things so hard. Now it sounds like a parody rather than a new song. I thought this would be my potential winner, but now I can’t even see it in my Top 5.

knorkator
knorkator
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

That’s why Little Big withdrew. They didn’t want to repeat themselves and fail the expectations.

Lin
Lin
2 months ago

Are they expecting another child? Would be a bonus on a stage 😀

Last edited 2 months ago by Lin
Tomasz
Tomasz
2 months ago

Am I the only one who is reminded of the members of the cartoon Scooby-Doo!? lol

Jen
Jen
2 months ago

I heard it too, not impressed. So I guess nothing can beat my top right now:

1.Lithuania
2. Italy
3. UK
4. Norway
5. Czechia

Lin
Lin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jen

Oh, were is Swiss?

Jen
Jen
2 months ago
Reply to  Lin

If Tusse wins then 6 MAYBE . Dotter to me is another random not special pop song and I didn’t enjoy Eric as his vocals sounded weak , outfit funny and dancing just a no from me.

Last edited 2 months ago by Jen
Fred
Fred
2 months ago
Reply to  Jen

Think he meant Switzerland darling.

Jen
Jen
2 months ago
Reply to  Fred

Aww you are right 🙂 too much falsetto to me, somewhere between 15 and 20..

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
2 months ago
Reply to  Jen

Your top 5 is not going to be anything close to what the juries will decide. Norway is NQ.

Vytautas
Vytautas
2 months ago

The song is a bad parody of “Think About Things”, thus, there was nothing to steal.

Simon Barker
2 months ago

I was so hoping that the leaked song was not their Eurovision entry, as it is just not very good!!!

Olegs Kurdjukovs
Olegs Kurdjukovs
2 months ago
Reply to  Simon Barker

10 years very very good song with trends production, will be big hit and its easy top3 with staging.

Jen
Jen
2 months ago

Meh…

Mws
Mws
2 months ago

I heard it was WikiLeaks. Or WiwiLeaks.

Tomasz
Tomasz
2 months ago

From what I´ve heard, I´m not overly thrilled. Last year´s song, definitely better.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago

well, its Rafa? Brzozowski for Poland with yet another 80s synth track. yay.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

LOL, another 80s. This is too hilarious.

kir
kir
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Oh, no. I was expecting Sanah to be announced

Fionn
Fionn
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

yano I don’t mind it tbh, I was hoping for ochman x alicja but this is a pleasant surprise, I think it’s quite similar to Greece tho

Leo
Leo
2 months ago
Reply to  Fionn

Oh no
Please
Greece is miles better than this

Fionn
Fionn
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo

yeah I agree, Greece is the better of the two by far, I’m just saying the songs are quite similar, not equally good!

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

They look so nice in that photo. I’m very curious about the song, but I will wait until its official release.

Raussen
Raussen
2 months ago

All their songs sound the same, so what’s up

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

It’s hard to make an opinion, it’s definetely a song that needs a visual to be really effective, so I will wait until saturday night to judge it with the overall package, so I mean the leak is not so serious.

Last edited 2 months ago by Esc addict
Lance Esgard
Lance Esgard
2 months ago

Respect for RUV’s attitude… focusing on the silver lining and not getting too mad about a situation unfortunately now beyond their control.

aroncido
aroncido
2 months ago

short hair Daði >> long hair Daði

KTV
KTV
2 months ago

I for one am not going to listen to the leaked song until it’s official release date! It just seems respectful to me.
Anyway, I prefer to wait until all the songs are released and listen to them all at once. It’s hard to wait, but I don’t want to get sick of any of them because of over-listening before the contest.

MTD
MTD
2 months ago

Theft or no theft, u ain’t winning sis.

Ricky
Ricky
2 months ago
Reply to  MTD

Where is the link?

Europotato
Europotato
2 months ago

Well BBC Radio not have UKs entry be debuted there yet Iceland’s song can shows how much that radio station is a big pile of cr*p. How embarrassing is that?

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 months ago

It would be very kind indeed if us fans (assuming that people who upload or post leaked material are Eurovision fans) could literally wait for ONE second – or do you unwrap your Christmas gifts on December 23rd? I never got why “fan channels” need to upload official stuff…

Nicolas
Nicolas
2 months ago

The thief plagiary of 80s sound theft. How cruel is the world.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

looool upvoted

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
2 months ago

Fun fact!
The Norwegian version of the Kim Possibe theme tune was sung by Maria Haukaas Storeng from 2008!
Metion that at the next dinner party you go to impress the guests!

Jang
Jang
2 months ago

I haven’t heard the “leak”, have no problem with a “leak”, i think they blow up something small to gigantic proportions. I love drama.

Epicurean
Epicurean
2 months ago

Leaked or not leaked. A good song is a good song. A bad song is a bad one.

matte
matte
2 months ago

Unrelated to the article, but do we know something more about tomorrow’s Polish song release? It’s supposed to be presented in the morning show ‘Pytanie na ?niadanie’, but since this is broadcasted between 7:30 and 11:15, it would be nice to know more exact time (no way I’m gonna watch it for almost four hours).

Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago
Reply to  matte

Either it’s gonna be completely random or they’ll keep it as a way to close the show. Depending on how much they’re hyped about it and how much they want people to stay through talking about family, tradition and how amazing TVP is before they actually hear the song.

bartosz
bartosz
2 months ago
Reply to  matte

On youtube channel of “Badzmy razem. TVP” there’s a song set to be revealed at 10:00 CET

Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago
Reply to  bartosz

Seems pretty random. So yeah, I expect nothing and I already know I’ll be disappointed anyway

bartosz
bartosz
2 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

I just hope it’s not Rafal Brzozowski or this song “The Ride” that is rumoured to be our entry…

Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago
Reply to  bartosz

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MrBrightside
MrBrightside
2 months ago
Reply to  matte

At 10.30 they prepared a Q&A with the artist, so I guess 10 o’clock is the time of release. 🙂

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

So is the lesson of this story that you cannot trust the EBU people with your unreleased songs? I didn’t get to hear it, but I’m assuming the style will be the same as last year’s and I will comment: “I can’t believe they skipped Söngvakeppnin for this.”, but generally, it will be liked and do reasonably well but not win.

Hector
Hector
2 months ago

As Willie Peyote said: “we are slaves of the hype”

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I’m not judging anybody, but it would be nice if people could just wait until the official release before listening to songs. Patience.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’m judging the one who leaked it. I’d wanna kill that person, if I were the songwriter. But I’m not judging us who heard it or were trying to. What’s out there is out there. Not our fault.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I don’t disagree with any of that.

Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

And there I am, a guy who actually haven’t hear any of released songs. Haven’t watched any preselections either. I wanted to do this for a long time. Can’t wait for last country to reveal what they got. I wonder if San Marino, France, Switzerland and UK are really that good.

canada_piano
canada_piano
2 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

well switzerland is overrated just slightly

Andi
Andi
2 months ago
Reply to  canada_piano

And San Marino definitely too

Fatima
Fatima
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I go even further Jonas, I try not to listen to any of the songs until they’re all released. Then they all start from the same point with me.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

Wow, Fatima, to me that essentially sounds like fasting from Eurovision for 2 months in its peak! I can see why it would be fun to open the songs all at the same time though.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

I suppose it’s like years ago, when the videos were shown on television in the week or two before the contest – I remember first hearing Selma and Charlotte Nilsson that way…but I was a child back then, I would not be able to do that now.

Jofty
Jofty
2 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

Good idea, normally I wait for the CD to come out, but, like many, I am now out of work and can’t go anywhere or see anyone due COVID.